An unsubstantiated tip just though about trouble at All Bar Nun last night:
“Lost of people yelling and several cop cars, paddy wagon etc. groups of people huddled and some running…. does anyone know the deal? It was about 9.00 maybe. Just thought I’d ask.”
Anyone know anything more?
UPDATED: The much improved police media release system appears to have some answers:
ACT Policing have arrested a 29-year-old man for attempted murder after an incident in Oâ€™Connor last night (May 20).
Police will allege that the Dunlop man deliberately struck the 28-year-old victim with his vehicle, after an altercation at an Oâ€™Connor licensed premises.
The offender has fled the scene in the company of another male. Both men were located by police at a City nightclub a short time later.
The alleged offender was arrested and will face the ACT Magistrates Court today, charged with attempted murder, assault occasioning actual bodily harm, resist police and possess knife without reasonable excuse.
Police would urge anyone who may have witnessed the incident and have not yet spoken to investigators to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.
UPDATED: Loadedog suggests that an education campaign is needed to make sure than polo shirt wearing lads know they’re meant to be going to Mooseheads and not messing up Canberra’s more pleasant bars where they become violently confused by the long words used in conversation in those places.